General Information

Event name: EG-06-001
Country: EGYPT
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: ISMAEL, Amany

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 31.416389, Longitude: 31.816389
General location information: Damietta Port, Nile Delta
HAB Area code(s): EG-01
Additional location information: The port is located about 8.5Km west of Damietta branch of the River Nile
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2006-06-10
Start: 2006-06-15,
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Scrippsiella trochoidea (Stein) Balech ex Loeblich III 1965 (2.6x106 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Alexandrium monilatum (Howell) Balech 1985 (0.013x106 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 9.887 mgm3 µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Moustafa, H.M.; Ismael, A.A.; El Sammak, A.A. and Sarawi, M.A. 2009. Distribution of phytoplankton at Damietta Port-Eastern Mediterranean. A preliminary study. Egypt J. Aquat. Biol. & Fish., 13 (4): 309-318

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): 8.23 mg/l Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 29 Oxygen saturation %: 158 Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 39.1 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: NITRATE: 0.12 Ámol/l
NITRITE: 0.045 Ámol/
PHOSPHATE: 0.059 Ámol/
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 29.5 °C, Min: 28.8 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 39.4, Min: 37.2
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information: Benthos life mortality and reduce zooplankton density
Created at 07:21 on 29 Aug 2017